AQ Compute announces launch of AI-ready data center, partnership with NexGen Cloud

Feb. 27, 2024
Located in Norway, AQ Compute’s inaugural data center is designed to increase the sustainability of AI infrastructure.

AQ Compute, a provider of colocation data centers, announced on Feb. 27 the launch of its AI-ready data center, AQ-OSL1. Located near Oslo, Norway, AQ Compute reports that the facility is designed to accommodate the deployment and growth of AI applications.

AQ Compute also announced a partnership with NexGen Cloud, a GPU cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider. AQ-OSL1 will serve as the backbone of NexGen Cloud’s operations with an initial AI capacity of  6MW.

The AQ-OSL1 facility reportedly uses ultra-high-density cooling, heat capture through RDHX, and direct liquid cooling to increase the temperature at which the data center can run while reducing cooling costs and water consumption. Excess heat generated by the data center will be reused for the facility, equipment, and neighboring plots.

Henry Daunert, CEO of AQ Compute, said in a press release, “AQ Compute has set out to deliver sustainable and efficient solutions for the data center and colocation industry. Considering the growing importance of AI technology, we are excited to cooperate with NexGen Cloud to create a sustainable path for implementing this new technological advancement. We are proud to set an industry standard for AI-ready data centers by providing a modular and low-carbon design powered by clean energy. We will continue to lead the way to a highly efficient and environmentally sustainable data center industry and enable our clients to reduce their carbon footprint and implement the technologies of the future.”

AQ Compute and NexGen regard Norway as an ideal location for data centers due to the cool climate and readily accessible renewable power sources.

NexGen Cloud CEO Chris Starkey said in the press release, “By partnering with AQ Compute and housing the data created within our AI Supercloud in their data center in Norway, which is powered by renewable energy and cooled with water, we are not just innovating technologically, we are pioneering a sustainable shift in the way AI data is stored.”

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